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Gnostic Bible

Gnostic Bible

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THE GNOSTIC BIBLE
EDITED
 BY
Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer
SHAMBHALA
Boston & London
2003
 
Shambhala Publications, Inc. Horticultural Hall 300 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02115 www.shambhala.com ©2003 by
 Willis
 Barnstone and Marvin Meyer All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. 98765432 Printed in the United States of America © This edition is printed on acid-free paper that meets the American National Standards Institute Z39.48 Standard. Distributed in the United States by Random House, Inc., and in Canada by Random House of Canada Ltd Interior design and composition: Greta
 D.
 Sibley
 
Associates Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data The gnostic Bible/edited by Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer.—1st ed.
p.
 cm. Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
 1 57062 242 6
 (alk. paper) 1. Gnostic literature. I. Barnstone, Willis, 1927- II. Meyer, Marvin W.
BT1390.G4937 2003 299'.932 DC21 2003007148
 
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS IX GNOSTICISM, GNOSTICS, AND
 THE GNOSTIC BIBLE
Marvin Meyer l LETTING IN THE LIGHT: TRANSLATING HOLY TEXTS Willis Barnstone 21 PART ONE
arly Wisdom Gospels
 29
INTRODUCTION • Marvin Meyer 31 1. The Gospel of Thomas 43
2.
 The Gospel of John 70 PART TWO
Literature of Gnostic Wisdom
 105 INTRODUCTION • Marvin Meyer 107
3.
 The Book of Baruch Justin 119 SETHIAN LITERATURE
4.
 The Secret Book of John 135
5.
 The Reality of the Rulers 166 6. The Revelation of Adam 178 7. Three Forms of First Thought 189